Half the battle

“Confidence cannot mature
without the acceptance
of uncertainty.”

~ Mingyur Rinpoche


Lakota Leson

"Ina" you know as "mom", in reality Ina literally translates to The Most Honorable.
Here's 3 terms you can understand fully from now on.
(Ee•Nah): Ina-The Most Honorable
(Ah•tay): Ate-The Protector
(WEen•yań): Winyan-Holy Mother Goddess

Lakota language is way more complex than most of us currently understand. Example:
•The father's job is to provide and protect his family earning him the title Ate.
•The mothers role is to be the epitome of all that is honorable in the eyes of her children as well as all children earning her the prestige of Ina.
•The women are the care takers of one of the most holiest gifts. They are able to bring Spirit and transform it into a physical being while giving of themselves to shape how this new being looks, acts, and thinks. This earns females the supreme title Winyan. Remember these 3 are not simply, Mom, Dad, or Woman.


“The teacher also has teachers, and in those relationships, the teacher isn’t the guru—the teacher is a student.  So the teacher is not a state of being but a role one plays in a particular context.” ~ Pema Khandro Rinpoche


On Fear

The best of friends

“The best of friends are the ones who are with us come hell or high water — or the security of a shore. Sometimes it takes all that we have to breathe, to row, to stay afloat. And we don’t have the mental energy to check to see who, if anyone, is in our boat. Blessed are those friends who reach forward, gently placing their hands on our shoulder, around our waist, to let us know that they are with us. ” ~  Omid Saif


Good Day Sunshine

“Daily, as soon as I wake up, I think to myself: ‘Nothing exists as it appears…’  Then I combine this (awareness) with altruism, thinking of all the rest of the sentient beings who are suffering due to destructive emotions. Once we realize that, the karuna (compassion) automatically comes. Then you get the determination: ‘I must serve as much as I can to clear away all these negative emotions!’. . . A realistic attitude!"

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself. To expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts toward others, I am not going to get angry, or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ~ The Dalai Lama




The other point of the mountain is that it is still there for the next generation from which to learn.